The Kassel Family Project Life 365

Sometimes all it takes is a push that you never knew you needed…

Celebration Ride

We took a ride to Les Bourgeois Winery with Tim and Renee, friends from Big Tree Cycling, to celebrate my new bike.  We made it to the winery in about an hour and ten minutes, which is impressive given that I had no idea I could ride that fast.  I know I have gotten better, but a great trail bike and clipless pedals make a world of difference.  We spent the evening chatting with good drinks and the gorgeous views at sunset.

We stayed until the A-Frame closed and then headed back.  Along the way, we decided to stop at the Station House, a restaurant off the trail, and found a few of the people who work at CycleX.  We got some food and drinks and then proceeded to close down stop #2 for the night.  We rode most of the way back to Columbia as one large group.  It was just a great, fun way to spend a Saturday!


I took a trip to the Girl Scout Store in Jefferson City today to get the rest of the things for Laura’s Cadette vest.  She is ready for bridging from a Junior to Cadette on Sunday!

New Bike Day!!!

In April, we bought my road bike.  “New Bike Day” is supposed to be fun, but truthfully, New Bike Day was anything but fun.  It was my first ride with clipless pedals, my first ride up Rangeline during rush hour, and my first try at keeping up with Andy (who had to slow down.  A LOT.).  It was enough to make me want to cry.  Well, I didn’t give up and, today, it was completely different!  My new Specialized Diverge (trail and gravel bike) is in and, after getting all the necessary accessories and the all-important bike fitting, off we went!  What a difference some confidence gets you.  She took me for quite a ride with a bunch of personal records.  There are two rides to Rocheport planned for this weekend and I can’t wait.  Bring it on!

Women’s Ride Wednesday

Love these rides!  There were 11 of us tonight and it is so uplifting to just ride and enjoy the time with great women.  I am really, really going to miss these when they end for the year, and I know that time is coming soon…

School Picture Clothes

I consider myself lucky.  I didn’t have to argue with John about wearing a polo shirt for school pictures today!  He even agreed to wear the red instead of the light blue because he had worn shades of light blue the last two years.  He can wear his athletic shorts on the bottom.  No one will see those anyway!


John’s Fall Baseball pictures arrived today.

This is the team collage.


He is all ready for school picture day on Tuesday!

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